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1991

Two-minute or less radio features about books and writers heard on WCBS-AM and syndicated by the CBS Radio Stations News Service (CBS RSNS). Each report may have from one to five parts. They're simple mp3 files. Click to listen or "save as" to load onto your iPod or other mp3 player. FORMAT NOTE: the sign-off has two versions: one for WCBS, the second for syndication. NOTE: For eight weeks from 1-14-91 to 3-8-91, Book Book was preempted by Persian Gulf war coverage.


1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993


  • 01 Ted Mooney - Traffic and Laughter 1-3-91.mp3
  • 02 Ruth Rendell - "Going Wrong" 1-7-91
  • 03 Clifford Irving - "Trial" 1-10-91
  • 04 H.L. Mencken - "The Diary of H.L. Mencken" (with editor Charles Fecher) 3-11-91
  • 05 Donald Hall, poet - "Here at Eagle Pond" 3-18-91
  • 06 Jane Smiley - "Ordinary Love and Good Will" 3-21-91
  • 07 Peter Straub - "Mystery," "Houses Without Doors" 3-25-91
  • 08 Valerie Martin - "Mary Reilly" 3-28-91
  • 09 Christopher Cerf - "The Book of Sequels" 4-1-91.mp3
  • 10 The First Edition Library, facsimilies of famous books (with publisher Henry Reath) 4-4-91
  • 11 Michael Cunningham - "A Home at the End of the World" 4-8-91
  • 12 Nathaniel Branden - Ayn Rand - "Judgment Day" 4-11-91
  • 13 Jamaica Kincaid - "Lucy" 4-29-91
  • 14 Peter Ackroyd - Dickens, biography 4-15-91
  • 15 Erica Jong - "Any Woman's Blues" 4-18-91
  • 16 Ann Beattie - Vintage republishes all of Beatty's early work 4-22-91
  • 17 P.D. James - "Devices and Desires" 4-24-91
  • 18 James A. Michener - "Caribbean," "Noel" 5-2-91
  • 19 William Kotzwinkle - "The Book of Love" 5-6-91
  • 20 John Steinbeck - "Working Days" (edited by Robert Demott) 5-9-91
  • 21 Tom Dardis - "The Thirsty Muse" (alcoholic writers) 5-13-91
  • 22 Susan Isaacs - "Magic Hour" 5-16-91
  • 23 John Barth - "The Story of Somebody the Sailor" 5-20-91
  • 24 Charles Scribner Jr., publisher - In the Company of Writers 5-23-91.mp3
  • 25 Gail Godwin - "Father Melancholy's Daughter" 5-27-91
  • 26 Aaron Copland, composer (with Vivian Perlis Copland Since 1943) 5-29-91
  • 27 Gary Snyder - "The Portrait of the Wild" 6-3-91
  • 28 Tim O'Brien - "The Things They Carried" 6-6-91
  • 29 Mary Gaitskill - "Two Girls, Fat and Thin" 6-10-91.mp3
  • 30 Joyce Carol Oates - "Because it is Bitter" 6-12-91
  • 31 Paul Theroux - "Chicago Loop" 6-17-91.mp3
  • 32 Ishmael Reed - Writin' is Fightin' 6-20-91
  • 33 Susan Cheever - "Treetops" 6-24-91
  • 34 Thomas Mallon - "Stolen Words," "Aurora Seven" 6-27-91
  • 35 Rick Bass - "Winter" 7-1-91
  • 36 Martin Amis - "London Fields" 7-3-91.mp3
  • 37 Jerzy Kosinski, obituary (WCBS) 1991.mp3
  • 38 Alice Adams - "Caroline's Daughters" 7-8-91
  • 39 Reynolds Price - "The Tongues of Angels" 7-10-91
  • 41 Sue Miller -" Family Pictures" 7-18-91
  • 42 James Purdy - "The Candles of Your Eyes" 7-25-91
  • 43 Malcolm Bosse - "Mister Touch" 7-22-91
  • 44 Paul Monette - "Halfway Home" 7-29-91
  • 45 Cornelia Nixon - "Now You See It" 8-1-91
  • 46 Dennis McFarland - "The Music Room" 8-5-91
  • 47 Alison Lurie - "Don't Tell the Grownups" 8-7-91
  • 48 Scott Turow -" The Burden of Proof" 8-15-91
  • 49 Jeffrey Archer - "As the Crow Flies" 8-19-91
  • 50 Mordechai Richler - "Solomon Gursky Was Here" 8-22-91
  • 51 Mark Helprin - "A Soldier of the Great War" 8-26-91
  • 52 Josephine Humphreys - "The Fireman's Fair" 9-2-91
  • 53 Sidney Zion - "Markers" 9-4-91
  • 54 "Publishers Weekly" (with editor-in-chief John Baker) 9-9-91
  • 55 Clifford Irving - "Trial" 9-12-91
  • 56 John Sayles - "Los Gusanos" 9-16-91
  • 57 Barbara Kingsolver - "Animal Dreams" 9-19-91
  • 58 Paul West - "The Women of White Chapel and Jack the Ripper" 9-23-91
  • 59 Bradford Morrow - "The Almanac Branch," "Conjunctions" 9-26-91
  • 60 David Gates - "Jernigan" 9-30-91
  • 61 Sandra Cisneros - "Woman Hollering Creek" 10-7-91
  • 62 Michael Herr - "Walter Winchell" 10-3-91
  • 63 T. Corraghesson Boyle - "East is East" 10-10-91
  • 64 Edward Bliss, distinguished CBS newswriter - "Now the News" 10-14-91
  • 65 William J. Caunitz - "Exceptional Clearance" 10-21-91
  • 66 Mark Childress - "Tender" 10-24-91
  • 67 Anne Sexton, poet (with biographer Diane Wood Middlebrook) 10-28-91
  • 68 Jamaica Kincaid - "Lucy" published in paperback 10-31-91
  • 69 Sol Stein - "The Best Revenge, "Write Pro" (for computers) 11-4-91
  • 70 Jay Parini - "The Last Station" 11-6-91
  • 71 Carl Sandburg (with biographer Penelope Niven) 11-11-91
  • 72 Russell Banks - "The Sweet Hereafter" 11-18-91
  • 73 Ward Just - "The Translator" 11-21-91.mp3
  • 74 Frederick Busch - "Closing Arguments" 11-25-91
  • 75 Ian McEwan - "The Innocent" 11-28-91
  • 76 Norman Mailer - "Harlot's Ghost" 12-2-91
  • 77 Vladimir Nabokov (with biographer Brian Boyd, "Nabokov, the American Years") 12-9-91
  • 78 Peter Straub - "Houses Without Doors" 12-13-91
  • 79 Edmund White, editor - "The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction" 12-16-91
  • 80 Jill McCorkle - "Ferris Beach" 12-19-91
  • 81 William Least Heat-Moon - "PrairyErth" 12-23-91
  • 82 Howard Fast - "Being Red" 12-26-91
  • 83 Julian Barnes - "Talking it Over" 12-30-91


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